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Old 12-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories


It's almost time for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards and I'm going to post the proposed categories a bit earlier than usual to allow some additional time for comments and feedback. Keep in mind that while we understand that some categories end up containing projects that might not be directly comparable, it's simply not feasible to have enough categories to be all encompassing.

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Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Security/Forensic/Rescue Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging App of the Year
Mail Client of the Year
Virtualization Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Multimedia Utility of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Monitoring Application of the Year
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year
Text Editor of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Programming Language of the Year
Backup Application of the Year
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform
--jeremy
 
Old 12-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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is this the thread for nominations?
 
Old 12-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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This is the thread for any feedback on the categories for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards; be it additions, subtractions, modifications or just general commentary.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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Browser of the Year
Everyone knows this is firefox.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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Aside from who wins a particular contest, it's also interesting (and I think valuable) to see how say a browser such as chrome has changed in popularity over the last year.

--jeremy
 
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Yeah CentOs nominated for Worst Distro of 2009

and Ubutu for best distro of 2009!
 
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I have two possible concerns:

Multimedia Utility of the Year - the term 'multimedia' is usually just something like mplayer, i.e. audio/video. Isn't this category redundant with the audio and video ones ? Or are there other multimedia apps that people are going to vote for ? Either way, I never understood this category.

Graphics Application of the Year - Probably the two main contenders here are GIMP and inkscape. The problem is that these two programs do very different things, and have different purposes. Probably GIMP will win, because it is more multi-purpose. However, for the purpose of creating graphics, GIMP is very inferior compared to inkscape. I know, probably there is no solution to this dilemma, because there simply aren't enough FLOSS graphics apps to make two separate polls ...
 
  


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